MMD aspiring Candidate for Mandevu Constituency Mary Phiri has accused past area MP Jean Kapata of sending people to attack her campaign team which was going round announcing the holding of a rally in the same area.
Ms Phiri said her campaign team was attacked on Friday by known PF members who were led by local government candidate and former councilor Christopher Sakafuswa , who has since been reported to Mandevu Police.
Ms Phiri wondered what sort of a mother and grandmother Ms Kapata was as she is in the forefront of instigating violence when she should be emulating the President who has continued to preach peace everywhere he has gone to campaign.
She explained that Ms Kapata has instructed youths from her party to undress her when they meet her and that the former MP has also called her several times threatening to harm her when they meet.
“The past two days Ms Kapata has been holding meetings with the youths and all she has been telling them that if you find Mary Phiri beat her up, undress her and grab her material. She knows that she is not on the ground that is why she has resorted to violence.
“The President is preaching peace wherever he has been but it is so unfair that a woman, a mother who is suppose to campaign peacefully, a senior member of the PF should be telling people to attack me and that I should not campaign for the President,” Ms Phiri said.
She added ” telling youths to undress me is just dumb because when am undressed , she is also undressed, she is a woman, a mother and grandmother like me.”
Ms Phiri also called on President Lungu to be wary of some of the people he is working with because some of them are de-campaigning him as a person whose interested in seeing him return to State House would not be tearing his posters and T-shirts from people campaigning for him.
If Shakafuswa undressed the women who were campaigning for the President , who will be affected by the act?
And Soustaine Phiri the driver of Ms Phiri accused Mr Shakafuswa and his group of stealing a phone and K500 meant for fuel.
Phiri said it was unfortunate that people who are supposed to be protecting the name of the President were the ones attacking people.
He said he has reported Mr Sakafuswa who is also the son to Katuba PF candidate to the police for assault as well as for the items that have been stolen from him.